Australia is recognized as a great place to live and travel – but did you know that Australia also offers a world class education?
The Australian education system has produced scientists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians who have changed the world, winning awards from Oscars to Nobel prizes. Their global achievements include the “black box” now on every airplane, the earth hour initiative, and the invention of Wi-Fi. Australia is proud of the individuals who have studied and worked in Australia (whether they were born here or migrants), and have gone on to achieve great things and contribute in making the world a better place.
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. You can study at different levels of study starting from primary and secondary school to vocational education and training (VET), and furthermore also from English language courses to higher education.
According to latest statistics obtained from the Australian Government – Department of Education, there were more than 500,000 enrolments of full-fee paying international students in Australia on student visas. China has been a major contributor in the Australian education industry as most of the students come from this region in Australian Colleges, Universities, TAFE (Technical and Further Education), English and Short Courses, followed by India, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Brazil, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and then a mixture of numerous other nationalities. (Source: www.aei.gov.au)
A student thrives for foreign education in order to attain quality education and success in the career ahead. In order to obtain all the benefits associated with one’s career, one needs the best education available. Australia has become one of the most popular choices of gaining educational qualification for students worldwide due to the following reasons:
Australian qualifications and the skills imparted are recognized by global employers and the degrees provided by leading educational institutions in many countries around the world. AQF provides an easy way for countries around the world to recognize your qualification, and issue the comparable qualifications for local use.
Australia’s national quality assurance system is unique both with respect to its structure and its rigor. For over 20 years, Australia has led the world in putting in place systems and processes to ensure that international students receive the high quality education they expect. Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, Tuition Protection Service,Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) along with various other ombudsmen are there to ensure quality and investigate any complains.
Australia is a safe, multicultural, friendly and harmonious society. By choosing to study in Australia, you will join hundreds of thousands of students including Australians and from all over the world – who are discovering new friends and opportunities in this beautiful country. Australians immensely value the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to the campuses and communities.
The great thing about Australia’s education system is that there are many “pathways” that international students can choose from to get them to their ultimate goal. For example, you might use a VET diploma as a pathway to a university degree, or an English language course as a pathway to a VET diploma, or you could also use your secondary schooling as a pathway to a university.
The Australian higher education system consists of independent, self-governing public and private universities and higher educational institutions that award higher education qualifications.
There are 38 public universities and 3 private universities in Australia along with many other self-accrediting education providers. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 ranks a total number of 20 Australian universities in the top 400 universities of the world.
The costs of studying in Australia depend on the respective institution and the level of study you choose.
As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you commence your study. You can select the course which you wish to study and at which institution in order to calculate the accurate education costs. There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities.
The summary below gives you an indication of the range of course costs per year in Australian Dollar for different types of qualifications.
|School (Public and Private)||AUD $8,000 to $30,000|
|English Language Studies||Around AUD $300 per week (depending upon course length)|
|Vocational Education and Training
(Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)
|AUD $6,000 to $22,000|
|Undergraduate / Bachelor Degree||AUD $15,000 to $33,000|
|Postgraduate / Master Degree||AUD $9,000 to $38,000|
|Doctoral Degree / PhD||AUD $15,000 to $38,000|
In addition to above, you are required to make a budget of AUD $1,500 per month for your living expenses.
Content courtesy of www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
Courses in Australia are categorised into ‘Fields of education’ which are also known as ‘Fields of study’. Some of the broad categories to choose from are provided below:
It is worth to mention here that many international students have already completed their educational qualification and have immersed in the Australian society where they are at present enjoying successful and impressive professional positions and family lives.
After successfully studying and completing your degree in Australia, you will have access to a door that will lead you to a world which will fill your life with knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm. Australia is one of the prime destinations of choice for students from around the world looking for a quality education at an affordable price.
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